Here are three new videos of Lair for the PS3.
They should drop the resolution down to 720p for a steadier framerate.
Otherwise, I'm actually impressed by how much is on screen. Lookin' good.
nah optimisation can do a very good thing in the last few months. if they have it this good now, then it'll be spot on by release. (one hopes...Factor 5 have very high standards)
"The game indeed ran quite well when we played it, with nary a hitch in framerate to be found. This is rather impressive as levels can be as large as 32x32km in size"
And remember this is from the alpha build (!)
But to the videos. Wow at the fire effects in video 1.
Wow at the water! in video 2
and Wow at the dynamic lighting in video 3.
Nuff said. More impressed than I thought I would be about a dragooon game
whats with the new slow mo effect!!! i didnt know that lair had that. and ice breathing dragons!!! mmmmmmm this game gives me a warm feeling in my heart and gives me goosebumps at the same time!
sorry i sound like a fool, enemy dragons have blue flames to distinguish them lol. but yeh, the game still looks sikkk
Its funny how when its bad news about the ps3, the people flock to it like flies on manure but when its good news about the ps3 or games, it gets oh so quiet. (shhhhh!!!) lol.
Those videos are insane...
I like the last movie best...ooooooooh can't wait.
There is a huge(3 page) preview for the game on IGN.com. The videos are pretty good I cannot wait to play this game! PSN demo confirmed FYI
I am so glad I just reserved this game earlier today. They should have added these videos to the PS Store for download so I could watch them on a more deserving screen!!
Honestly, that water looked real enough to drown in.
And ice breathing dragons?!!!!
I'm glad they decided to put in volumetric clouds (though they need some work). The sheer number of things going on at once really brings the scenes to life though. I especially love the ocean in video 2. Is it just me, or are the waves actually reacting to the explosions??
yup...they react to everything in real time...when you blow up a boat the waves come off it...go read the preview I posted
ps. 4 bubbles. you can all get f*cked
Yeah this game looks cool i was so pumped to play it when we got it in at work but it got pushed back to august
that looked pretty and pretty cool! Keep up the good work Sony.You might just convince me to get one yet.
Awesome videos, awesome game! The second video, with the water & heaving waves was awesome, you could actualy see (I think) the fire reflection on the water as it heaves up & down! And people say this game won't be a system seller! Damn its just awesome!
I was wondering if I was going to want Liar. I WANT LIAR. That with the tilt control will be sick. For an ALPHA build, that game looked incredible. I can't wait to see the finished product.
thinking of getting this game now
Its been one of my most anticipated PS3 titles for some time, glad its still looking great (flying especially... alittle worried that ground combat might be boring however).
There's just no possible way you can say something bad about Lair now. Yes, I'm challenging themart to diss Lair now. Can he do it? Let's find out...
ps. it's alpha...
To below...no I think peopple are surprised it's alpha...and please find a dragon game that looks as good as this? Alpha is only coming up us it's slightly unbelievable that it is only at alpha...so that id could look even better is amazing.
dragons? its not that hard
Well it looks good, but you fanboys are so quick to narrow the problems down on this to the fact that it's alpha build but when you see other games on other platforms that look better than this you're quick to say they look like crap even if they're also alpha builds
but hopefully they make the particle system better than factor 5's previous game on the cube which is what it looks like right now...this is one of the games why I got ps3... just keep it an air combat game factor 5 because I know you will mess up the land levels
to justify me purchasing it. Though it's rather one-dimensional of me, I can't help but be afraid that gameplay will be shallow, and that the novelty will wear off and become repetitious rather quickly.
Breezing through that in-depth preview, and learning about the immense variety, as well as a story mode(!), I can honestly say that my ears became instantly perked. I am now able to associate this game to something along the lines of those dogfight airplane/jet flying games, which I am a fan of. So I took a quick peek at the three videos posted in this thread, and I am now officially blown away by the visuals. And hard to believe that it's still in ALPHA stage...The developers also claim that this puppy's gonna be able to run in 1080p without hiccups. Hopefully, gameplay will be on par with the game's visuals.
Nonetheless, from what I gather from these incredible videos, this may very well be the first PS3 game to be released which will truly represent and justify Sony's once-questionable catch-phrase:
I reckon we will indeed be doing just that very, very soon.
Can't wait. Halo who ?
I can't wait to play this on my 1080p Bravia man! This game is gonna kick some serious ass! I was a little worried about how they would pull off the gameplay, but not anymore! Damn! It comes out in July right????
Yeah, you guys haven't seen anything yet...
Killzone isn't a game...it is the future!
Let's not bring up Killzone. lol
Gotta get this NG-Sigma and Heavenly Sword. IGN said there will be a demo but they don't know if it is before or after the game's retail release. Anyone up for a petition? lol
it's alpha? wow... nice alpha~
will look more like gears of war, gears of war graphics almost looked like the killzone e3 demo video, so i have a feeling killzone will look like gears just with more happening on screen
the idea of dragons is what turned me off
I say 8.8, reviewers these days seem to hate going to far above 9
Ahhh damn you deep brown this scrolling side to side to read people's comments sucks, lol...unless that's just me, who knows...anyways these look ok, the water is great, the lighting in 3 is good but other than that I am still not impressed with this, like Heavenly Sword I felt like I have seen WAY better than this already so I don't get it. Anyways some of you seem to be saying it's an alpha build and if that's the case that's good, I give it a break like I do Halo 3. Hopefully this will be as good as advertised
lol Just you dude...it realigns after a while. Xgamer I'm talking about this "Ahhh damn you deep brown this scrolling side to side to read people's comments sucks, lol...unless that's just me"
About HS...they've been playing with the HDR...all the effects are still there, nothing has been downgraded...and HS is only just at alpha as well.
Ps. I hope this has taken everybodies attention off of that absurd flamewar at the top of the page...and guess what 360 owners...Too Human waters break tomorro ;)
pps. still very impressed by the visuals...lighting, water, texture of the ground, texture of the human models.
Xgamer...6hours!? It's sandbox..you being serious?
Too Human...jealous...listening to that podcast and hear him get angry and then sell his game sold me. Why don't we have more passionate and angry devs!? Eg. Jaffe as well. They sell their games seriously. we need more of them.
Forza...meh...driving sims not for me.
nice yea I expect from HS and Lair like alot alot, for them to be huge titles. But yea I know I have been checking IGN all week for more Too Human information, wasn't sure when it was out, but I'm excited to see what they have done and forza has videos tomorrow as well! SWEET!
I think the game shows some promise, I was going to say how disapointed I was in the graphics and game play but you DB said it's the Alpha build, so if that's true then it's looking good so far.
It has a long way to go to smooth out, especially the frame rate and the colors weren't very good, but in alpha phase it's coming along.
I'm going to guess there's no multiplayer and that the game will be about 6 hrs. to finish. Hope not though.
I've been worried about this game for a while, cuz not only do I love Factor 5, I love dragons, so when you put your hands together, pretty big boners all around. But the initial gameplay videos seemed a little wonky. With the God of War-esque slow-moments added in, it seems to have smoothed things out a lot. I love the idea that the ground troops battle outcome isn't determined either. It's like piloting a dragon in Lord of the Rings. So oh-some. I hope everything stays smooth for release.
Wooo that was amazing and stunning and its just the Alpha... how bout' the final version... Geez Christ! it will be extremely good, just look the water on the second vid.... O_O .
I am completely sold on it!
It's freakin' over when this game hits, doors and windows getting locked.
are you on meth glitches of wares cutscenes didnt even look close to killzone 2 say no to drugs son
Totally owned by this title. In the 3rd video the rotating moutain got my tongue away, not that I've previously been left speechless for a long, long time when Shadow of the Colossus hit PS2 its remains a behemoth forever...but looking at those giant boulders with such sick poly-count, and dynamic lighting changing with their rotation...all the while firing and then shutting eyes, its what next-gen is all about, an experience not had before !!! A day-1 buy for me !
If this alpha or not, it looks beautiful and gameplay seems pretty nice..
The water in video 2 is gorgeous.. Keep the good news coming..
wow, this game looks damn impressive! cant wait for lair, cant wait.
This is the one game that I need. It just looks simply amazing.
Looks very good indeed! But what happened to the 60 frames per second? Lets hope they improve the framerate in the final version.
If they can get this running at 60 fps im sold!
whether 720p or 1080p.
If they can fix the jaggies in the frame rate, they'll be looking good except the fire still looks cheap and the grass/ground in the ground fighting was also weak. But that should be minor fixing.
looking good :)
no waves.. that sux a little, but hope they will make enhancements in final build. =)
and yeah.. a little higher fps would be great. =)
well looked nice for an alpha build. :)
Are you crazy man? Didn't you see the waves come off from the explosions...it looks amazing. If you're talking about constant waves formed by the moon and the wind...then that only happens in shore, or it depends on the weather...being in the middle of the sea quite a lot down south of the UK, the sea often looks like that ;)
nix- no multiplayer
Torchy: Was deliberate :) lol. I got a head on me...well I like to think I do.
Crazydude...I dunno...living by the see and boating to the Isle of White every now and again...I'd say their water is pretty spot on. ps. the tech they use for it was provided by some scientist researchers (can't remember who they were)
Re: Your quote: "Are you crazy man?"
(You were close, though) :P
well this ocean/water was like someone would spoil some oil, the water was moving too constant, not very naturally.
Like moving silk.. =))
Well, i didn`t like much, that is my opinion, though. :)
So hope, they will improve. =)
i saw the water and i loved it! again... a must have game for me... plus i loved the dragon which got split in centre... (:
i'm guessing this game will also come out as a multiplayer.. a la R:FOM. (: and my guess is, with cell's networking capabilities.. if more players join the game, processing power becomes even more powerful thus eliminating the lag. i'm guessing that's one of the reason Cell was made to behave like that! if it's true good, a very good move by sony. q:
Unfortunately there is no multiplayer... but Lair will be the first game to take advantage of Home and Trophies for online leaderboards :)
Maybe it is because there is so sunny here right now and that obscures the screen. But these videos with the exception of the third one, didn't blow me away.
The explosions seemed mediocre and the textures on dragons, enemies and some of the landscape was not very high res in my opinion.
Im sorry but i expected more improvements from the 7 month old TGS build which looked more or less similar to this.
The third video however impressed me, but not the two first ones, with the exception of the water effects.
This game looks amazing. I can't see any reason not to play this game. If you can't have fun playing this game there may be something wrong with you
What a dissapointment :(
I was thinking the same thing about your posts.
LOL ... anyone knocking this ALPHA build is showing their true green colors.
I'm not impressed with the way the game looks, gameplay wise i think its pretty good, considering that is in alpha stage, its coming alone pretty good, anyway i dont care for this kind of games. But I think the final product its going to be great for people that like this kind of games.
it looks really amazing....
I'm hype! Now, where's my wallet...
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